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The musical duo of Debby Greenblatt and David Seay play and sing upbeat original and traditional folk music fine-tuned for your event and age group.

Over the past three and a half decades they have performed at thousands of concerts, festivals, state fairs, county fairs, weddings, receptions, reunions, schools, preschools, libraries, senior citizen centers, nursing homes, theaters, banquets, picnics, barbecues, and backyards.

Greenblatt & Seay offer a variety of duo and solo performances and workshops. There performances can include tunes from many different traditions, including Irish, Swedish, Danish, Jewish, and Scottish.

Some of these offerings are eligible for partial funding through the Nebraska Arts Council’s Touring Program.


Traditional & Original Music Shows

Upbeat musical performances featuring vocal harmonies, fiddle, guitar, nyckelharpa, banjo, harmonica, recorder, pennywhistle, hammered dulcimer, Lakota style flutes, etc., are tailored for any age. Great for schools, festivals, after dinner shows, senior citizen groups, or anywhere there is a family audience.


Background Music & Strolling

Lively instrumental music perfect for banquets, barbecues, picnics, parties, art fairs, festivals, etc. Featured instruments can include fiddle, nyckelharpa, hammered dulcimer, harmonica, recorders, pennywhistles, and guitar.


Weddings & Receptions

Debby is a past co-concert master for the Hastings Symphony Orchestra and was the first woman to win the Mid-America Fiddle Contest so she’s just as comfortable playing classical violin as she is playing old-time fiddle tunes. Music from many cultures, such as Irish, Jewish, Swedish, can be featured during the ceremony and to help set the mood at the reception. Click here for more information about live music for weddings.


Workshops

Whether working with classes of kids in schools or at summer camps, or with family audiences at a banquet, festival, or picnic Greenblatt & Seay can get folks involved in the fun. Learn a simple folk tune on the harmonica in less than 5 minutes. Create an original group song. Dance a Virginia Reel with no previous experience necessary. Click here for more information about workshops.


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Quotes...

“The music was wonderful! I got sooo many compliments about you two. It was just beautiful. Thank you again!”
...Bride, Waterloo, Nebraska

“On behalf of the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival thank you so much for performing so delightfully at last summer’s festival. You were just what we wanted and you and the music couldn’t have fit any better with who we are and what the festival was about.”
...Co-Chair, Scandinavian Midsummer Festival,
Omaha, Nebraska

“Their show was excellent! We would recommend that other communities book their touring program.”
...Brown County Arts Council

“You two are the best. We love you in Seward. We will be in touch.”
...Entertainment Committee Co-chair,
Seward, Nebraska July 4th Celebration

“You both were fantastic and our guests really enjoyed your music and the harmonica lessons. Thank you again for your help!”
...Durham Museum, Omaha, Nebraska

“Thank you for showing us different enstruments. I felt happy and excited!”
...Second Grader, Johnson County Central Schools, Tecumseh, Nebraska

“What a treasure the two of you are! The experience you gave our students is invaluable. This is an experience and opportunity not often found in school policies, curriculums or federal mandates.”
...Elementary Principal, Johnson County Central Public Schools, Tecumseh, Nebraska

“Your humor and music even helped us forget the heat. The information that you shared was a delightful music lesson for the many who were present. I will be happy to pass on your contact information if anyone is looking for an informative, down-home-style music program.”
...Program Officer, Humanities Nebraska

“I participated in your harmonica workshop. Both the workshop and concert were great. You both have a natural grace in front of the audience and made learning the harmonica a breeze (pun intended).”
...Featured Presenter, 2013 Chautauqua in Grand Island, Nebraska

“Thanks for the magic!”
...Chalkboard Note from Fan, Schoolhouse Performance Series,
Avoca, Nebraska

Technical Requirements for Greenblatt & Seay Offerings

• Outside events must have performance area shaded from sun and rain.
• Performance area must be at least 60° F.
• All shows can be performed without a sound system.
• Greenblatt & Seay do not provide a sound system.
• Four microphones are required if sound system is provided by sponsor.


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